57
      Saturday
      84 / 62
      Sunday
      90 / 64
      Monday
      80 / 62

      More than $4.1 million coming to Michigan from the federal government

      More than $4.1 million is coming to 29 Michigan counties as part of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program.

      Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced on Thursday the breakdown of the counties receiving money for having nontaxable federal lands within their boundaries.

      "Michigan's National Forests and other federal lands are a huge part of what makes our state special," said Levin. "These payments allow us to preserve and protect these resources while reducing the financial burden on local communities that do not receive tax revenue from these lands."

      Twelve Upper Peninsula counties will be receiving PILT payments, with Gogebic County getting the most money. The full list of counties and how much they are receiving is listed below.

      Alcona$99,273

      *Alger$302,759

      *Baraga$72,118

      Benzie$20,133

      *Chippewa$214,251

      Crawford$54,458

      *Delta$317,360

      *Gogebic$488,396

      *Houghton$281,543

      Iosco$119,945

      *Iron$329,887

      *Keweenaw$316,511

      Lake$160,028

      Leelanau$100,777

      *Mackinac$61,778

      Manistee$90,129

      *Marquette$36,552

      Mason$98,779

      Mecosta$2,756

      Montcalm$3,107

      Muskegon$26,315

      Newaygo$84,099

      Oceana$69,764

      Ogemaw$1,971

      *Ontonagon$465,273

      Oscoda$76,504

      *Schoolcraft$195,336

      Wayne$2,873

      Wexford$95,270

      TOTAL$4,187,945